How are the democratic governments better than the other forms of governments? Compare.
How is democracy a better form of government in comparison with other forms of governments? Explain.
Non-democratic governments are non-representatice in nature and do not involve the participation of people in decision. Power is wielded by dictatorship or other unelected authorities. The decision-makers are not accountable to anyone for their decisions.
Democracy is a better form of government because of the following reasons:-
(a) Freedom of expression granted in a democratic nation.
(b) The ruling authority would be the choice of the people.
(c) Useful method of representation for large masses.
(d) A tool to represent diverse interests.
(e) Lends stability to the political system.
(f) Develops a political culture which creates apt environment for political socialization.
We can understand how Democracy is better than other forms of government with the help of the following table:
|People's vote decides the representatives who run the government||Dynasty rule , military regimes or dictators run the government|
|Right to vote is a fundamental right||right to vote is not conferred as a fundamental right; in some cases, it is restricted|
|free and fair elections take place periodically||elections have no place in non-democratic countries; even though they happen, they are not free of foul play|
|People, have a say in the development and passage of legislation through their elected representatives.||In a non-democracy people do not have a say in the government affairs.|
|Another notable feature of a democracy is the rule of majority. Democracies are not controlled by the whims of a leader, but they are governed by laws that apply to leaders and citizens equally.|
Non-democracies are controlled by the whims of a leader.